The Music Royalties team is looking for a Manager, Artist Royalties to join their team!
The Music Royalties department is responsible for the calculation, payment, and reporting of recorded music royalties on a global basis to participants of artist and property-branded projects released by the Disney Music Group. The team ensures that quarterly and semi-annual accountings are accurate, and are distributed and paid in accordance with contractual terms.
Oversee daily activities of Senior/Contract Analysts to ensure that contract interpretation, cost recoupment terms and rate calculations are applied accurately
Determine appropriate work loads of Senior/Contract Analysts based on competing priorities
Train staff on Royalty responsibilities and systems, ensuring that monthly, quarterly and semi-annual deadlines are met
Develop, implement, and enforce business processes and clear policies to support operational efficiencies and strong internal controls within the Royalties umbrella
Develop skills and competencies of the Royalties team to achieve departmental goals and facilitate employee job satisfaction, employee engagement, cross training, and succession planning
Assist in determining business requirements and performing user acceptance testing for system development projects
Identify, prioritize and resolve issues in a thorough and analytical manner
Act as subject matter expert for time sensitive projects on an ad-hoc basis
Assist in monthly financial close with Accounting, validating accruals
Partner with Business Affairs to ensure that Royalties is in compliance with artists’ agreements
Liaise with Audit department to ensure accuracy of audit claims and determine potential counter-claims
Help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of key business processes to mitigate financial and operational risks
Maintain strict confidentiality
4+ years of music royalty accounting
Demonstrated ability to effectively balance conflicting priorities in an environment of deadlines and limited resources
Ability to prioritize and manage projects within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Takes initiative in identifying issues and recommending solutions on complex problems
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and analytical skills in areas of high complexity, ambiguity and diversity
Previous staff management experience
Burbank, CA, USA
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